Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Algae as jet oil?

We could soon be flying on jets powered by algae thanks to a new US plant which can convert moist algae into biofuel.
Pacific Algae Oil, which is made up of the Algae International Group and Pacific Oil Products,
uses wastewater from dairies to produce the algae. 
This is not the first time algae has been earmarked for aviation.  In 2009, a Continental Boeing 737-800 went on a 90-minute test flight using algae biofuel.  Read more...  
Continental Airlines Boeing 737-800 N71411 dep...
Continental Airlines Boeing 737-800 N71411 departing LAX. (Photo credit: Wikipedia).  Used for illustration purposes only

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